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Definitions for cylindrical
sɪˈlɪn drɪ kəlcylin·dri·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cylindrical, cylindricadjective

    having the form of a cylinder


  1. cylindricaladjective

    shaped like a cylinder

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cylindrical, Cylindrickadjective

    Partaking of the nature of a cylinder; having the form of a cylinder.

    Etymology: from cylinder.

    Minera ferri stalactitia, when several of the cylindrick striæ are contiguous, and grow together into one sheaf, is called brushiron ore. John Woodward, Natural History, p. iv.

    Obstructions must be most incident to such parts of the body where the circulation and the elastick fibres are both smallest, and those are glands, which are the extremities of arteries formed into cylindrical canals. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. cylindrical

    Cylindrical refers to the shape or characteristics of a cylinder, which is a three-dimensional geometric figure with two parallel, congruent bases connected by a curved surface. Each base is usually circular in shape. Common objects with a cylindrical shape include drink cans, pipes, and batteries. Additionally, in mathematics, cylindrical coordinates are used to specify points in three-dimensional space.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cylindricaladjective

    having the form of a cylinder, or of a section of its convex surface; partaking of the properties of the cylinder

  2. Etymology: [Gr. kylindriko`s, from ky`lindros cylinder: cf. F. cylindrique.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cylindrical

    Have the form of a cylinder.

    The poster arrived in a cylindrical tube.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  


  1. Cylindrical

    in the form of a cylinder or tube; round, elongate, of equal diameter throughout.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cylindrical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cylindrical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cylindrical in a Sentence

  1. Wilkinson Eyre:

    Two of them are still going to be used as flues for the massive, modern energy center that we're going to construct to power the place, the third will remain hollow with a glass roof, and the fourth will house a cylindrical glass elevator that will pop out at the top at a viewing platform.

  2. Szilard Kiss:

    Iluvien-implant is a cylindrical metallic thing that inside it has the steroid that is slowly released, we numb the patient around the eye, we make sure everything is sterile, and then we actually stick a needle in the eye. And the idea of sticking a needle in the eye sounds very scary but the results sort of bring patients back because it works.

  3. Joe West:

    The beauty of baseball is that its not foolproof. Youve got to hit a round ball with a cylindrical bat square, and then youve got to get it past people, the game is typically American. Its always somebody elses fault when they lose and usually its us.

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